Have you watched Mad Men? If not, I’d say get on to it. It’s one of the best scripts ever written for television (aside from The Wire). Here are few of my favourite quotes from the seductive and illusive Don Draper. Unapologetic, untouchable and uninvolved in anything he does. He is the ultimate existential nihilist.
“The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons. You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I never forget. I’m living like there’s no tomorrow, because there isn’t one.”
“I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.”
“It’s your life. You don’t know how long it’s gonna last, but you know it doesn’t end well. You’ve gotta move forward… as soon as you can figure out what that means.”
“If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”
“I have a life. And it only goes in one direction. Forward.”
“Now that I can finally understand you, I am less impressed with what you have to say.”
“Roger: What else is there?
Don: I don’t know. Life being lived? I’d like to stop talking about it and get back to it.”
and my favourite – when he recites Frank O’Hara: